U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr speaks to Fox News’ Mark Levin about how the media is portraying the protests in Portland, Oregon.

Attorney General Bill Barr accused the media of pushing their own “narratives” instead of reporting facts on the ground when it comes to coverage of civil unrest in cities across the country following George Floyd’s death.

In an interview with Mark Levin on Fox News’ “Life, Liberty & Levin,” Barr lamented that while people are “rushing the police” and “throwing rocks,” the media reports on “peaceful demonstrators” instead.


“They are projecting a narrative. When the word ‘narrative’ came into currency I knew we were in trouble, because the word narrative suggests that there’s no objective truth,” Barr said. “There’s no real story of what happened, it’s just everyone has their own narrative. And you get to where the press can justify presenting a story that doesn’t really correspond to objective truth but ‘it’s our narrative, we have a narrative you have a narrative.’”

Barr went on to say that he was “appalled” by coverage of the violence because “it’s happening right out in the streets,” in public view.


“Anyone with eyes can see what’s happening. They see the violence, they see these groups of agitators in their black outfits, and their helmets, and their shields, which incidentally have the – have the hammer and sickle on them most of the time, rushing the police, causing violence, throwing rocks, people showing up with the rocks and frozen bottles,” Barr said. “That’s happening. It’s happening in front of people.”

But those who do not see it in person may never see it at all, according to Barr, who said this is being underplayed.

“You don’t see it on any of the national news,” he said. “You don’t see it on the networks, you don’t see it on the other cable stations. And yet you hear about these peaceful demonstrators. So it’s – it’s a lie. The American people are being told a lie by the media.”

Barr claimed that the media is “extremely monolithic,” saying that the content of many different news outlets “is all the same,” even down to the language and talking points used in discussing events. He blamed this on the media being “wedded” to the Democrats.

“It’s a partisan press, largely,” he said.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Most states haven’t yet applied for extra $300 in Trump jobless aid

Most states around the U.S. have yet to apply for government funding providing their out-of-work residents with an additional $300 in weekly jobless benefits. Federal officials said Thursday that 19 states have applied for the aid since President Donald Trump issued…

Democrats push for illegal immigrants to get coronavirus stimulus cash

More public transit workers in New York City have died from COVID-19 than the NYPD and FDNY combined; Bryan Llenas reports from New York City. Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up…

Farewell events as UK counts down to Brexit

Britain is preparing to leave the European Union at 23:00 GMT with a mixture of celebration and regret. Pro and anti-Brexit protesters have been making their voices heard at events across the country. Prime Minister Boris Johnson – who led…

San Francisco keeps city-owned gyms open with private gyms still barred from reopening

Insight from Michael Giliotti, owner of Intoxx Fitness Club. San Francisco gym owners are outraged after learning that gyms in government buildings for police officers and city employees have been open despite the coronavirus pandemic. San Francisco is not expected…